Housekeeping: TTAG Passes 100m Page Views

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I didn’t start The Truth About Guns to make money (which is just as well). I sat down at the keyboard and began writing because writing is what I do. Some three-and-a-half years ago, when we had zero readers, page views and comments, I was “into” guns. But I didn’t know much about guns. Or the fight to extend and defend gun rights. Since then, I’ve done my best to learn as much as possible about the ethics, morality, business, politics, culture, technology, practice, strategy, dangers and fun of guns. TTAG’s writers, readers and commentators have been my teachers. As we pass this milestone, I thank you all (y’all) for this education. In return, I promise that our editorial team will continue to do its best to bring you the truth about guns. No holds barred. No quarter given. Knowing that we are only as good as our last post. So if you’ll excuse me . . .

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  1. avatar FortWorthColtGuy says:

    I was your 100,000,000 page view….

    You are welcome.

  2. avatar Tyler Kee says:

    Congrats! And SHOT is around the corner so that’s going to blow up.

  3. avatar Myshkin says:

    Congratulations. I’ve only recently discovered your site, but it has quickly become one of the first sites I check in the morning (and thoughout the day).

  4. avatar CK in CA says:

    The honest approach here is why I sit and hit F5 all day.

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      If you happen to be using Google Chrome, there’s an extension called Easy Auto Refresh that I use. It works well. I had to go through 3-4 similar extensions before I settled on this one.

      I assume there is a similar extension for other browsers, but I don’t care about them.

  5. avatar NS says:

    four more years!

  6. avatar PhoenixNFA says:

    One million are from me.

  7. avatar Michael G Marriam says:

    Congrats TTAG! Keep up the good work.

  8. avatar gs650g says:

    Way better that TTAC. It’s not the same over there with out you.

    1. avatar mark_anthony_78 says:

      I used to visit TTAC daily (after Farago had already moved on). I think the departure of Ed Niedermeyer took the site in a direction that no longer interests me, and it’s a rare day that I poke my head in there now.

      TTAG is basically where I spend the majority of my online time now.

      1. avatar 16V says:

        TTAC? Now even more group-think and populist-uselessness than Jalopnik (amazing that’s even possible). There’s almost nobody on that site that knows sweet FA about cars. It’s a bunch of wannabes who couldn’t change their own oil, nor build an engine, spouting MotorTrend level talking points about things they have no clue about.

        There’s as much relevant “truth” at TTAC as a Moms Demand Action rally, and as much edge as a basketball. Sad, but we all die sometime…

  9. avatar tommyr says:

    As one of the newcomers here I give my hearty congrats!

  10. avatar MattG says:

    Congratulations Robert and all of TTAG’s other excellent writers. This is far and away my favorite website, and I hope for many more years of top notch content.

  11. avatar KMc says:

    Best gun site on the web, bar none. Keep it up, I seem to learn more every time I visit.

  12. avatar Cameron B says:

    now if only we can get the free fire zone up with those numbers.

    1. avatar Rambeast says:

      Tried that, but having to re register after a period of not posting ended it quick.

      1. avatar Matt in FL says:

        I think that was a one-time thing.

    2. avatar Sovereign says:

      We are definitely hoping to get the numbers next year up for the FFZ! Everyone is welcome to join and start discussions. If you have any issues on forum, send me an e-mail and I will help resolve it immediately!

  13. avatar crndl says:

    well deserved, i’ve been reading you literally multiple times a day, every day, since right after newtown last year…this is my “mainstream media…” keep up the good work 🙂

  14. avatar BDub says:

    Congratulations!

  15. avatar ThayneT says:

    Congratulations! I started looking at TTAG only occasionally for reviews. Now I’m on it multiple times every day. (Which is good and bad.)

  16. avatar Foster says:

    To Robert, Contributors and Commentators: Keep up the good work and keep battling and moving the needle toward 2A acceptance. Keep having conversations with low information citizens, voters, people and keep exposing anti’s and fence sitters to show that we, gun owners, are people who care deeply about our freedom, our country, our homes, our communities, our safety, our hobbies, our passions, our families, etc, etc. etc. With some knowledge they might understand why the 2A is arguably the most important.

    I don’t post often, but read this site everyday.

    Thanks Again!

  17. avatar Greg in Allston says:

    I think you need to start a pool for when TTAG hits the one billion mark. First prize, a case of 22lr. Second prize, a MaDeuce and a pallet of 50BMG. Third prize, DiFi’s head on a pike. Your order of preference may vary.

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      Third prize, DiFi’s head on a pike.

      I’d prefer DiFi’s head on a trout. Fewer bones.

      1. avatar Greg in Allston says:

        Priceless. I love you man. Forget the pike, a trout it is.

      2. avatar jwm says:

        Thanks a hell of a lot Ralph. Now it’ll be a couple of weeks til I can think of fish and not get sick.

      3. avatar Anonymous says:

        Or a shark. The meat is tougher, but the bones are cartilage and edible.

        I think trout would taste better though.

      4. avatar 16V says:

        That, and pike have lots of sharp teeth.

  18. avatar harrycarry says:

    I found this website after Newtown, and a day hasn’t passed were I didn’t log on. Long live TTAG!

  19. avatar Marcus says:

    This here site quickly became my number one stop for gun news. I like the clearheaded approach the writers take and I appreciate the variety of opinions you see in the comments. There are so many other sites where all you get is bluster and bravado. Even if the content is good, the reaction can be off-putting. I know you don’t HAVE to read the comments, but it’s hard to look away sometimes. At TTAG, there isn’t much of that. If I had to whittle my subscriptions down to just one gun site (I hear there’s a law being proposed,) this is the one that would survive. Excellent spot for news and opinion and it’s always well-presented. You write good and stuff.

  20. avatar SdubM45 says:

    So….what’s MDA’s page view number by comparison?

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      They have a site? I thought they just had a piece of posterboard that they held on the corner.

      1. avatar peirsonb says:

        Wouldn’t know, they banned me from that corner….

  21. avatar jwm says:

    Congrats to us all. Without RF there’d be no site. Without us there would be no site. TTAG, one big, loud, dysfunctional family.

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      Loud? My version of TTAG is silent. Thank god.

  22. avatar Ralph says:

    Does that 100,689,924 page views include the page views of the page about the page views?

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      Nope. 100,819,204 as of this moment. 632 are page views about the page views.

  23. avatar art vandalay says:

    Long time listener, first time caller. TTAG is the only site I read daily. Excellent mix of editorial, review, and news.

  24. avatar Anonymous says:

    Half of those are mine.

  25. Big fan of the blog, and thanks for teaching me that saying “anti-gun” or “anti-gunner” is better than “liberal” when attacking the enemy.

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      I like “civilian disarmament movement.”

  26. avatar ZM 1306 says:

    Sweet,

    This song

    To me describes the Human Struggle through the ages of working generation after generation building on the work that was left to be done.

    This is the Struggle every human being, ever, has and will take part in.

    This is the Struggle that our Founding Fathers were expecting the heirs of this nation to continue towards liberty, sadly the path is not tread by the nation today.

    “Work it harder, Make it Better, Do it Faster, Makes us Stronger” -Daft Punk

    Or did I just look to deep?

  27. avatar PeterK says:

    Keep it up. Relatively new here, but entirely addicted, haha. It’s good stuff. Even the stuff I disagree with. 🙂

  28. avatar rlc2 says:

    Congrats Robert. Long-time fan since 2/2010. Best gun site on the innertubes.

  29. avatar Adub says:

    I came here after somebody on TTAC mentioned it. Now I come here every day…

  30. avatar TheBear says:

    Gratz RF!

  31. avatar Gregolas says:

    Found TTAG in July of last year. Have learned lots, laughed more. Who better to hang out with than the armed intelligentsia?

    1. avatar jwm says:

      The Swedish Bikini Team.

      1. avatar TheBear says:

        Good answer.

  32. avatar IdahoPete says:

    Thank you, Robert. Great site.

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